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Two women arrested in Delhi with five kg heroin

The drugs the women were carrying have a street value of Rs 5 crore.

india Updated: Nov 20, 2006 21:36 IST

Two women drug traffickers were on Monday arrested from the Inter-State Bus Terminal in northeast Delhi with fivekg heroin worth Rs 5 crore.

The women, hailing from Andhra Pradesh and Manipur, were nabbed by sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) when they arrived in the Capital in the afternoon from Jalandhar,Punjab.

The duo, working for Punjab-based narcotic smugglers, was carrying five kilogram of high-grade heroin with the street value of Rs 5 crore, DRI sources said.

The women, who are in their early thirties, have not been identified.

The drugs were meant for supply in the national capital, where the consumption generally increases during winter.

DRI and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) have seized nearly 180 kg of high-grade heroin besides low-end drugs like charas and ganja from the capital in the last two months.

Agency sources said drug smugglers have of late started using Indians, particularly women, for carrying the contraband as anti-narcotics squads have increased surveillance on Nigerian peddlers.

First Published: Nov 20, 2006 21:36 IST